The Lucknow bench of Uttar Pradesh state city Allahabad High Court has sought a reply from the state government in two weeks in the violence and property damage case in Lucknow on 19 December. The court has also instructed the District Magistrate Lucknow to assess the damage caused by the nuisance. A hearing in this regard will now be held after two weeks.
According to the media report, the bench of Justice Pankaj Kumar Jaiswal and Justice Jaspreet Singh gave this order on a PIL filed on behalf of Shishir Chaturvedi. The petition has demanded strict action against those who committed violence. It was also said in the petition that the assets that have been damaged in the violence should be compensated only by those who spread the violence. On the plea, Additional Advocate General of the state government VK Shahi said that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath himself has given strict action instructions in the whole matter and also said that the damage caused by violence should be repaid to those who were involved in it. On this, the court has instructed the state government to speak through a brief affidavit.
In the fire of protests in the name of the Citizenship Amendment Act on the call of the Samajwadi Party, many districts including the capital Lucknow were burnt on Thursday. In Lucknow, by the afternoon, the protest turned into arson, sabotage, stone pelting, and firing. The miscreants set fire to dozens of government and private vehicles and burnt two police posts. In the violence, a person named Muhammad Vakil has died in the Hussainabad area, while youths named Jilani and Wasim have been injured due to bullet injuries.